Saturday, July 27, 2013

Tepco's blatant deception compromises Japan Inc.

 Dale Klein (L) chair of the Nuclear Reform Monitoring Committee, 
Barbara Judge (C) vice-chair and Naomi Hirose (R) president of Tepco

"You don't know what you're doing". Foreign nuclear experts blasted Tepco the operator of Fukushima nuclear plant, with one foreign expert saying its lack of transparency over toxic water leaks showed critical anger: "This action regarding the water contamination demonstrates a lack of conservative decision-making process," Dale Klein, former head of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), told a panel in Tokyo. "It also appears that you [Tepco] are not keeping the people of Japan informed. "These actions indicate that you don't know what you are doing, you do not have a plan and you are not doing all you can to protect the environment and the people." 

Tokyo Electric Power admitted for the first time this week that highly radioactive groundwater had leaked into the sea, confirming long-held suspicions of ocean contamination from the shattered reactors. Groundwater samples taken at the Fukushima plant showed that levels of radioactive caesium had increased by more than 100 times in just a few days... Tepco’s President Naomi Hirose apologised yesterday, saying the vast utility had failed to learn lessons in the aftermath of the March 2011 disasters. And no one at the Abe administration considered firing the man convinced and admitting that he is incompetent and cheated the public.

Now in Tokyo we are told that whatever 100 mSv or such low doses as 1 mSv are equally dangerous to human body and is seen as causes of potential lethal diseases such as cancer and leukaemia.

Fukushima Dai Ichi reactors

Now in Japan the word is that the administration, the scientific, and "the medical corporation", critics say, resort permanently to official guidelines to downgrade any risk due to Fukushima 311, silence alarming information from Tepco and affiliates staff, lower the medical risks on workers and population, risks for instance of body internal organs contaminations by radioactivity (as seen with the 2000 Fukushima workers contaminated and whose health is threatened), cardiovascular diseases, cysts, and more as seen in several cases. This is what foreign experts within Tepco have been trying to demonstrate these last days in Tokyo and abroad. But it does not work.

Tepco's pathological deception syndrome, untruth, concealing facts, seem to be the "raison d'être" as proven again even in Tokyo academics' fraud: "A group of biologists at a research institute of the prestigious University of Tokyo likely altered or forged materials in 43 published scientific articles" writes today the Asahi shimbun. Topics of concern: "Molecular and Cellular Biology papers"...

So the question is to know if the Shinzo Abe administration will keep on being entangled into Tepco's deception of the public, how long time and for what reason except avoiding what could impair Abe's appetite for a strong Japan, energy independent, and capable to acquire the nuclear weapons the day when Japan Inc wishes to as Yasuhiro Nakasone's doctrine had launched decades ago. It is proved now that the 2012 Parliament report of NAIIC * on the accident of Fukushima has not moved Japan 2 inches away from errant misleading behaviours and corporate habits in concealing evidences.

Notes: National Diet of Japan NAIIC report, summary

"... The seismic tremors damaged electricity transmission facilities between the TEPCO Shinfukushima Transformer Substations and the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, resulting in a total loss of off-site electricity. There was a back-up 66kV transmission line from the transmission network of Tohoku Electric Power Company, but the back-up line failed to feed Unit 1 via a metal-clad type circuit (M/C) of Unit 1 due to mismatched sockets..."

"... The TEPCO Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant accident was the result of collusion between the government, the regulators and TEPCO, and the lack of governance by said parties. They effectively betrayed the nation’s right to be safe from nuclear accidents. Therefore, we conclude that the accident was clearly “manmade.” We believe that the root causes were the organizational and regulatory systems that supported faulty rationales for decisions and actions, rather than issues relating to the competency of any specific individual..."

In "The National Diet of Japan: The official report of The Fukushima  Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission, Executive summary."

To be continued...

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